Fresh Tomato Basil Pizza Recipe
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Fresh Tomato Basil Pizza Recipe

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I crave this bruschetta-like pizza in spring, when I'm planting tomatoes in our garden. Slices make great appetizers when the tomatoes are ripe. But you can also serve the pizza alongside a grilled entree or as a meatless main course.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces sliced provolone cheese
  • 4 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 680 calories, 44g fat (19g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 1399mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein.


  1. Unroll crescent dough into one long rectangle. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan; seal seams and perforations. Bake at 375° for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute garlic and basil in oil for 1 minute.
  2. Arrange half of the provolone cheese over the crust. Layer with half of the tomatoes, basil mixture, Parmesan cheese and pepper. Repeat layers. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 slices, 3 servings.
Originally published as Fresh Tomato Basil Pizza in Quick Cooking May/June 2004, p30

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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vj221979 User ID: 5329286 249634
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2016

"quick, easy and tasty!"

CookingVal User ID: 6083647 57907
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"easy to make and tasty too!"

murrell006 User ID: 2357453 61198
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2012

"I have made this quite a bit..great in the summer with the fresh basil. I usually have to double with my family of 6."

BrashGirl User ID: 1035225 205967
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2011

"I've been making this for about 6 yrs now...I love it. So easy and taste great. Not heavy like regular pizza. Goes great with red wine. A good "date night" meal for me and the hubby."

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